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Kit Harington Checks Into Rehab for Stress, Alcohol

Admittedly, we were all a little wrecked after the Game of Thrones‘ finale, either because we couldn’t stand the ending or because we couldn’t bear the relentless countdown until the end of an era. The show’s incredible success is no secret, but the significance of its eight-year run may be lost on those of us who don’t consider the weight of nearly a decade. Eight years is an epoch in and of itself; when the most significant events in our lives can happen in a single moment, imagine the joys and burdens of eight years.

 

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Whatever we experienced watching the finale, no one was more wrecked than the cast themselves. Many stars have opened up about their mental health issues since the finale aired-understandable, given that some, our leading ladies in particular, entered the cast when they were young children. Maisie Williams told BBC that she would “tell herself every day that [she] hated [herself],” unable to hold up to the impersonal scrutiny of social media. Sophie Turner revealed that she had depression for “five years” when ruthless comments about her appearance caused her to isolate to the point that she “had no motivation to do anything.”

During the behind-the-scenes documentary The Last Watch, Kit Harington moved fans with his intense reaction to Jon Snow’s ending. Upon learning that he would be the one to kill his lover, Daenerys, and break the wheel in a way unlike any Dany had envisioned, he became overwhelmed. He gave an audible gasp—and then, the actor burst into tears.

 

 

 

“I blubbed my eyes out,” Harington confessed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I cried. I cried, yeah.”

Two days after the documentary’s release, Harington’s rep made an official statement to People: “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.” While these personal issues do include alcohol abuse, “stress” is a major factor in his decision to enter a luxury rehab facility. Page Six reported that he’s been at Connecticut facility Privé-Swiss for around a month, arriving before the finale aired. Though the price is high—$120,000 in all—the emotional cost of untreated psychological illness can be far steeper.

 

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These “emotional issues,” of course, have been going on for far longer than a month. After portraying the character for eight years, Harington began to experience identity conflicts. “I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away,” he told Variety, describing the change he felt when shedding his Jon Snow haircut. “I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something.”

Though fans are sorry to see Harington go through these struggles, we are all grateful that he’s seeking treatment.

 

 

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Sophie Turner Explains Why She’s Okay With Kit Harington Earning 3 Times Her Salary

Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting the eighth and final season to premier in just thirteen days. As the stars get ready to say goodbye to the characters they’ve played for the last decade, Sophie Turner did an exclusive interview with Harper’s Bazaar discussing everything from Sansa Stark to feminism.

 

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While Sophie Turner may not be bothered by co-star Kit Harington out-earning her by nearly three times, but maybe some of us are. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Turner explains that the discrepancy in salary is easily explained by the vast difference in their characters’ storylines. While Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, has not seen much screen time in the past seasons, Harington’s character, Jon Snow, has been a leading story. Turner goes on to explain that “‘for the last series he had something like seventy night shoots, and I didn’t have that many.'”

Sophie Turner took home around £158,000 each week, while Kit Harington brought home £537,000. Of course, Jon Snow did have a big character arc over the last season to air, ending with a huge reveal. If you ask me, the pay disparity does not cover the absolute inspiration Sansa Stark has been.

 

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When we first meet Sansa, she is in huge contrast to her sister, Arya. While we are immediately rooting for the girl who just wants to play with swords, we don’t know how to react to the girl who wants to be queen. Sansa, however, proves her worth as she is forced to make her way through King’s Landing and the Lannister’s by lying through her teeth at every turn. She stands by as her father is beheaded, unable to react in any way. She survives the emotionally, and often physically, abusive relationship with Joffrey Lannister before she is thrown over for Margaery Tyrell at the second season’s end. Sansa continues to overcome obstacles through the whole series, including her marriage to psychopath Ramsey Bolton.

 

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It’s true we don’t know what is in store this final season for Sansa, but she hasn’t given us a single reason to downplay her character. As for me, I have the highest expectations for Turner’s character.

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Kit Harington Has This to Say About the End of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO’s wildly popular series Game of Thrones recently finished filming its final season, and Kit Harington, who portrays Jon Snow, is feeling a little sentimental:

 

“It’s just been this amazing journey,” he said in an interview. “I kinda said to them on my wrap speech that it’s always been more than a job. They were a family and it was my life. I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been quite emotional last week thinking about having ended, having finished it.”

 

We’ll miss it too, Kit. But he also has a lot to look forward to – Harington has talked about how wrapping season eight will free him from the Jon Snow hairstyle he’s sported for the better part of a decade, and a few weeks ago he married Rose Leslie (who played his on-screen love interest Ygritte before her untimely demise).

 

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He won’t be disappearing from the public eye, however: you can catch him on stage this winter in London, where he’ll be starring in True West.

 

 

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Kit Harington Looks Forward to Ditching His ‘Jon Snow’ Hair

As filming on the last season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones enters its final days, stars are starting to talk about their lives and careers post-Thrones. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harington, who has played the major character of Jon Snow since the first season, discussed his plans to ditch his iconic on-screen look after filming wraps.

 

 

“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” he explains. “The beard will be harder to get rid of — I quite like the beard.”

 

 

Many Game of Thrones looks were achieved with wigs – Emilia Clarke’s silver-gold Targaryen hair was artificial, but the Jon Snow hair and beard are real.

 

 

 

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Ultimately, he says, “I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”

 

 

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Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington Finally Up for Lead Actor Emmys

HBO has submitted Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) for lead actor Emmy nominations for their work in season seven of Game of Thrones

 

While both actors had been submitted for Emmy nominations for supporting roles (Harington in 2016 and Clarke in 2013, 2015, and 2016) neither had been up for a lead actor nomination before. 

 

 

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Typically, with a cast this diverse and expansive, it’s nearly impossible to pin-down what counts as a leading role. So, up until now, HBO has only submitted GoT stars for supporting actor Emmy nominations, making this the first time in history they have ever gone after a lead actor win. 

 

This is big news for the series itself, as we see it shifting into an intense storyline driven by fewer characters and plots.

 

Game of Thrones beat the record with its sixth season for more Emmys won than any other tv drama in history. But, the only GoT actor who’s ever actually taken home an Emmy for their performance in the series is Peter Dinklage, who took home the supporting actor win in both 2011 and 2015.

 

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Peter Dinklage is going after another supporting role nomination this year, alongside Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell) is up for a guest star nomination, as well.

 

 

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It looks like the Game of Thrones has been played, now let’s see who wins!

 

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